UPDATE: Capital New York has names and more details about the layoffs.
New York Post editor Col Allan’s memo about today’s layoffs:
From: Col Allan
Subject: Announcement to newsroom staff
To all staff:
As we continue to strengthen the business of the Post, and as part of the staff reduction initiative announced a few weeks ago, I am writing to let you know that we will be eliminating 13 full-time positions today throughout the organization. We have already contacted those who will be departing, and I want to express my sincere thanks for all of their contributions to the Post.
The decision to lay off employees is not one that we make lightly, but it is a necessary step as we continue to reduce costs, refocus our priorities, and re-imagine overall how we run as a company. The future of the Post is as vibrant as its brand, both in print and digitally, and we will continue to focus on the core areas we see key to a strong future.
Thank you for your patience and continued hard work as we get through this time of transition.